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Maquila textile and manufacturing: Minimum wages in Central America

Photo: Honduran Independent Monitoring Team (EMIH). Group of garment workers protesting the government's failure to pay the COVID subsidy.

In December 2020, the El Salvador-based Labour Research Team (Equipo de Investigaciónes Laborales -- EIL) published its annual report comparing inflation rates and increases in the monthly minimum wages for maquila workers in Central America’s four garment-producing countries.